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May 24, 2011
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Father's Day…Do You Have Him Covered?

Just three weeks left, are you ready for Father's Day? We have a special section of our shop dedicated to quilts for the men in our lives. Featured here is the gorgeous Oasis quilt. Click here to see more!

If he's a handyman or just loves tools, the Fix It quilt has you covered. If you already have the kit and just need the instructions, you can find them online right here.

Planning on making him something special? Share your recipe here. If you're looking for ideas, check out our recipe section. I think the Beef Skillet Dinner from Jeanette C. sounds like the perfect man meal.

As Always, Be Sure to Stop By, Visit and Shop, or, Just Say Hi!

If you aren’t a member already, Stop by QNNtv.com and see how Quilting Television on the Internet can help enhance your life as a quilter. Even non-members, especially new quilters, can visit anytime for FREE and watch and learn quilting skills right along with Mary Fons on her fun new Quilty show.

Remember to say Hi before you leave the web by jumping onto our Facebook page and touching base with your fellow quilting buddies.

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Quilters Take Manhattan

The nonprofit Alliance for American Quilts will present a special Big Apple fundraiser with three linked events in New York City on August 5 and 6.

On Friday night, August 5, attend the event "Modern Stories: Documenting the Modern Quilt Movement" an intimate gathering at a Garment District loft. The evening includes a panel of in-the-know bloggers, fabric designers and A-list quilters discussing the Modern Quilt movement.

On Saturday, August 6, attend our biggest event "Marianne & Jay on the Runway: A Quilter's Alliance of Fabric & Fashion" at F.I.T., the Fashion Institute of Technology. Beloved quilt TV host Marianne Fons gives a lecture on "Why We Quilt," followed by her daughter Mary Fons, a slam poet from Chicago who recently launched her own quilt TV show, "Quilty," on the Internet. Then, meet Jay McCarroll, first season Project Runway winner, who is now designing quilt fabric for FreeSpirit.

On Saturday evening, walk from F.I.T. to "NY's Ultimate Block Party: Cocktails at The City Quilter" an unique cocktail party in the best and biggest quilt shop in Manhattan. This just-expanded, eye-popping shop includes a new art gallery for quilts, where you can view an exhibit by Japanese quilter Noriko Endo.

Learn more about this exciting event right here!

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Sew & Tell

The perfect 'little man quilt'
submitted by Heidi Kalmakoff and Sean, Campbell River, BC

This is my "Hush Little Baby" quilt.  Oh, and of course, my little man.

In total there are eleven characters from "Hush Little Baby" stippled into the quilt. I used your Primarily Stars Quilt pattern for my baby’s first quilt.

I had a lot of fun shopping for fabric, not knowing if I should expect a boy or a girl. I carefully chose fabrics to give it a soft scrappy look, changed up the pattern a bit, made up my own size, bordered it with blues (it's a boy!) and stippled in features from a lullaby I always sing him. Anyways, I am proud of it (can you tell?).

Editor’s note: Heidi, you can be very proud of both, the quilt and your son, both are absolutely adorable!

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Quilters Club of America Community Update

Let your cutting mats do the turning when cutting with this great tip from Rhonda.

If you like the look of floral toile, enter to win this gorgeous bundle of fat quarters from Windham Fabrics Wedgewood Collection!

Take a peek at the quilts that Robin's young students made for a local service project! It's wonderful to see quilting passed to the next generation!

We are just amazed by the beautiful "stained glass" quilts appearing in the Show & Tell Gallery!

Who wouldn't want to try a recipe called Lemon Luscious? Thanks, Laura A!

 

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